Think about it. Would you believe the biography of a Texas storyteller?
Actually, Jim was born at a very young age. He grew up in rural Texas (Manchaca and Cumby), learned to tell whoppers, was a bit-flipper (programmer) for many years, owned a software company, was a technical recruiter, but he had always loved writing.
He learned storytelling early, from Texas legends like John Henry Faulk, Ben King Green and J. Frank Dobie. His teachers in school told him that storytelling would get him in trouble. As it turns out, it also got him published.
He used those same storytelling skills in his songwriting and music career in the 50's and 60's. Jim was there for the birth of the "Austin Sound" becoming friends with folks like Kinky Friedman, Allen Wayne Damron, Rusty Wier, Steven Fromholz, Bill Moss, Janis Joplin, Segle Fry and Roy Orbison.
Jim does book signings and storytelling events all over the state. (see Events Schedule) When he isn't touring and visiting some of the fun festivals, most of his time is spent working on new books. He is a member of the Writers' League of Texas, Cowboy Poets' Society, Texas Coalition of Authors and the Austin Songwriters Group. Jim lives in scenic downtown San Leanna, with his wife Sally and a herd of wild critters.